Travelers visiting Hawaii for the first time can expect to face some travel restrictions in the coming weeks, according to an advisory issued by the Hawaii Department of Health and Human Services.
Travelers visiting the island state from April 17 to 20 will have to buy tickets for an additional $10.95.
The Hawaii Department for Health and Hawaiian Islands Travel Advisory issued an advisory on Monday regarding travel restrictions for the coming week, and also recommends that people stay away from all of the islands and the entire central Hawaiian Islands.
“Travelers are encouraged to plan their itineraries accordingly to ensure they have sufficient time to complete the activities in their areas,” the advisory states.
“The Hawaiians are known for being a very active tourist destination, and these restrictions are to protect the safety of Hawaii residents and visitors.”
The Hawaii department advises travelers to check the status of their health care, medical, and mental health records and to be alert for any changes in their medical or mental health.
People who are on long-term disability and have a documented medical condition should be checked for conditions like cancer or stroke, the advisory said.
People with chronic conditions should not be allowed to travel unless they have a physical or psychological condition that could be caused by travel.
If you have a chronic condition that affects your ability to travel, your travel plans and activities should be adjusted, the health department said.
Hawaii has been under a state of emergency since the Dec. 10 earthquake, tsunami, and volcanic eruption.
The state of Hawaii has also been under federal restrictions since the January 8, 2021, fatal car crash that killed two people and injured five others.